First listed on: 15 August 2019

Technical Officer (Software and Hardware) 


Faculty of Engineering
The School of Aerospace Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR)
Reference no. 1521/0719F

  • Opportunity to provide electronic, mechanical and embedded software support
  • Located at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics Sydney Robotics Lab, Chippendale
  • Full-time Fixed term for 2 years renewable, Base Salary: $86,105 p.a. - $92,824 p.a.
  • Level 6, plus a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

The position requires broad engineering knowledge for the design, development and testing of novel mechatronic systems and integration across a variety of robotic platforms. Project management skills are required to manage multiple projects. Specialised skills in electronic, electrical and mechanical, design are required to meet complex and often conflicting design requirements.

Reporting to the Engineering co-ordinator the position is be responsible for providing mechanical, electronic and embedded software support for contract research and development (R&D) projects for ACFR.  The position will:

  • Provide expert technical advice on projects using their knowledge of project and technical management tools
  • Provide technical research support and assistance to researchers, students and other technical staff working in the laboratory
  • Support field trials by preparation in the laboratory and then in the field
  • Write and manage technical and user documentation in relation to electronic work
  • Ensure the laboratory is compliant with Workplace Health and Safety requirements.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Senior Technical Officer who possesses: 

  • A tertiary degree in Electrical/Mechanical/ /Mechatronic Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training
  • Experience in electronics design including PCB and wiring layout
  • Experience in imbedded system design and knowledge of system control software
  • Experience in preparing project budgets

About us

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is based in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME) at The University of Sydney, and is dedicated to the research, development, application and dissemination of field robotics principles. The ACFR is the largest robotics and automation research group in Australia and one of the largest of its kind in the world. The ACFR is also a partner of the CRC iMOVE and the multidisciplinary Sydney Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (SIRIS) which is dedicated to the development, application and dissemination of robotics and intelligent systems in areas of societal importance including transportation, primary industries, healthcare, environment, emergency services, the workplace and at home.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1521/0719F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 25 August 2019 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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